Michigan Wolverine fans need to start getting excited. Already Michigan is recruiting some outstanding and excellent under-the-radar players in the 2023 recruiting class.
The first guy we will talk about is the best offensive tackle in the nation, 5-star Francis Mauigoa. As we speak, Michigan is in his top 5 according to 247 Sports. Francis grew up in Bradenton, Florida, and plays for IMG Academy currently.
What makes Francis a great player is his length and size. Right now, he is 6 foot 6 and 325 pounds in his sophomore season, which is impressive. Also, he can make plays from behind if you need him to.
Why Michigan should add Francis to their recruiting class is because all the players on Michigan’s offensive line are either a graduate or in their senior seasons. Since there is a long way to go till Francis would be in a Michigan uniform, considering Michigan will only have one backup for each offensive line position by the time Francis gets there in 2023. Only one of those backups that are there now, only 1 of those 5 would still be there when Francis gets there.
The second guy we will talk about is the 5th best tight end in the nation 4-star Ty Lockwood. Lockwood is from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Right now, Ty is the 2nd best recruit statewide in Tennessee. Currently, Michigan is ranked first in Ty’s top 5 schools.
What makes Ty a good player is his size as a tight end. Right now, he is 6 foot 5, 225 pounds. But also, it’s how fast he can run and accelerate at 225 pounds. Another thing that he is good at is he can make catches in small windows, which would be really good for Michigan. Ty’s stats in his first season were 43 receptions for 606 yards and 3 touchdowns which is pretty impressive for his first season.
Why Ty will benefit Michigan is because 2 of their 3 tight ends only have 1 or 2 seasons left. After those two, they only have 1 tight end left. Even though they got a tight end commit in their 2021 class by Marlin Klein, that only means they would have 2 tight ends. But if Ty goes to Michigan, they would have a lot of depth in the position with 3, making Michigan fans more comfortable. The last reason that Ty will benefit Michigan is Michigan hasn’t really had a receiving tight end the last few years. And having a lengthy guy who can block and make great catches is a big plus in the BIG 10.
The last guy we are going to talk about is 4-star Offensive Guard Amir Herring. Amir is from West Broomfield, Michigan. Amir also plays for one of the best powerhouse football schools in Michigan, which is West Broomfield. He was teammates with Donovan Edwards, a 5-star Michigan running back commit. So it’s fair to say Donovan has been recruiting his old teammate. Why I say, that is because Amir is very high on Michigan right now, very early in his recruitment.
What makes Amir a good player is that it’s just like running into a brick wall with no exit when you try to get past him. Once you run into Amir, he doesn’t let up for one second; he keeps harassing you until the play is finished. Another thing that makes him a good player is that he’s great at directing traffic away from the play at hand, which I really like about him.
Amir will be beneficial to Michigan because they could move him all over the defensive line. He is just one of those players where he can make an impact wherever he goes on the line. With him moving around the line, that will help, considering Michigan has already recruited 5 defensive tackles in their 2021 and 2022 recruiting classes.
Once again Michigan fans get excited for the future, because there is a bundle of great recruits coming your way in the years to come.